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Oct 28, 2012 7:45pm EDT
political reporter at kcbs radio in san francisco and i will be a moderator for this evening's program. please insure your cell phone, pda and other noisemaking devices are turned off for at least on silence. and we will get underway in just a moment. first i'd like to tell you about some upcoming programs. this thursday, september 27, melanie, financial commentator for abc's good morning america, and paul schott stevens who is the ceo of the investment company institute will team up to discuss the future of retirement in this daunting economic environment they will stick to the current crop of retiring baby boomers and give saving strategies for the younger generation for those golden years far ahead. this will be a new program this is thursday year the commonwealth club in san francisco. tuesday october 2nd former connecticut senator chris dodd will be here in his new role as the chairman and ceo of the motion picture association of america. he will address how last technology has moved entertainment content to the cloud it's created economic challenges to both the industry and gover
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 3:15pm EDT
career as an investigative reporter at the san francisco chronicle. and all that time -- and i stayed in touch with seth all those years, i've known him for at least 30 year, going on 40 years -- and for all that time almost seth was involved in his own personal quest for the question of what was really going on here at berkeley during the 1960s when all those events were taking place. and the result is this book, "subversives: the fbi's war on student radicals and reagan's rise to power." it's an extraordinary book, and when i read it finally -- and, by the way, i was waiting for years to read it and hearing about it -- it's an extraordinary book because it's written primarily from the perspective of the fbi, a voice that we rarely hear in public and one that when we hear it, we're not sure what to think until we see their documents. and this book is based, as i understand it, on 250,000 documents, some of which i've seen myself and some of which you're going to see tonight. if you've never seen an fbi document, you might be shocked. you might want to close your eyes when you see it. [l
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 11:00am EDT
the candidate who had been nominated in san francisco. so the students tried to negotiate with the university. the university refused. in defiance some students set up a card table at the main administration building and handed out leaflets. in short order a police cruiser pulled into the middle of the plaza and arrested somebody named jack weinberg who was behind the table but before they could go anywhere students began to sit around the police car and the entire plaza was filled with students around the police car and they held them captive for the next 33 hours and that was the beginning of the free speech movement. [applause] they went on to stage a number of protests to negotiate with the university, ultimately put on what was the biggest sit in in the nation's history, roughly 800 people were arrested for sitting overnight's for all hall. in the end the regents revoked this rule, is essentially admitting that it was an unconstitutional infringement on free speech rights but when this happened, hoover who already viewed kerr with suspicion became convinced that he was absolut
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 8:00pm EDT
of values. i live in seattle. i had been to portland frequently and i love san francisco and these are all great cities. are the bastions of good science policy lacks what we called snowmaggedon, december 2000 we had a big snowstorm. heaven forbid you don't use salt because that is bad for the environment particularly they said it was bad for puget sound. if anyone knows anything about puget puget sound it's a saltwater estuary so adding salt to the saltwater estuary probably okay and the salmon will be all right. instead, instead you take plows and the path down the snow and sprinkle sand on top. how many of you here think that strategy would work? it did not. in fact we had ice potholes. you would be driving on top of this ice rink with sand on top and potholes would form in the eye so you would be going up and down. it was the worst thing i have ever seen. that is actually worse on the environment. sand is one of the things you want to keep off the streets because sand gets into the gills of fish and its hurts fish's assault is a better choice for the environments afghanistan. t
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 1:45pm EDT
these. although earlier in her career saying san francisco as mayor there was a lot of attention paid to her attire for and how it was -- somebody noticed very early in her career that she lived an awful lot like snow white. that stayed with her through the years. i forget the exact year and the exact situation when she was being considered. it was for the presidency along with 7 diminutive male candidates. she managed to look very stately. she is very tall. she looked sufficiently feminine, but it makes her look like a highly successful businesswoman. feminine, yes, careful attention to the tire, but at the same time the stateliness. she found a way to work the masculine feminine double bond. we do this in the chapter on dianne feinstein comparing her to barbara boxer, elected to the united states senate the same year. newspaper accounts refer to them as the bond see twins which if you know there politics and their style they are not really twins. barbara boxer has a very aggressive style. if you know the research, the theory that is out there on the feminine trial, she is a classic
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
just born, and then made his way to san francisco and then decided i miss my family and called them out again only to leave them again and get a master's pregnant again and she had a nervous breakdown comes about was the part my father could not forgive. why did you call less out to san francisco and the book too there's been healing for my father. he wouldn't talk about him so this book suddenly my father's story is out there and i think it's been good for him. the story of forgiveness, the story of the sea, of realizing when they were fighting the storm at the sea it is as the time goes by there is a fisherman but i think these people, the historical piece is a difficult time to read it they barely survived. they were so hard working. they just never gave up. the women would raise their children in a much simpler way. they had gardens, and so i think for me it is the courage and the integrity of these people that we can all learn from. they worked very hard to survive, and a lot of times they lost the men and they still had to carry on and the government was not there to help them
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 8:30am EDT
not an 80 person wore engineer. we need to go to the west coast to help the folks in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. that can all be done. it has a permanent purpose, a major attraction when spring break comes and kids come from the eighth grade. i will make that decision and will be talking to you since you are my neighbor in terms of this coming fall, ringling brothers and barnum and bailey circus. >> thank whils people to do great things how looking beyond patriot, i know you and i will be working with that but could you share with others what the expectation is? >> thanks to the navy memorial nab institute and co-sponsors, is launching a weak campaign that will transition to a fall campaign which will talk to transition into a decade of honor and remembrances to this decade to. and capture diverse experiences. it is not one person's career, the most powerful thing, the most critical moments of the past ten years of the front lines. the aggressive book tour to go to universities and high schools throughout the country. and share this message. all of you h
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:45am EDT
experienced in san francisco because her at higher screen that she was from a wealthy part of the city. her attire was sending a message that got in her way. >> what are some of the other key differences that winning seek high office space other than men seeking high office? >> there are so many. we were talking about is a little bit at dinnertime, the fact that a woman needs credentials that are the highest caliber, where as as i mentioned earlier, a man you just comes onto the national scene who is perhaps just elected senator can run for president, or be seen as presidential. were as the woman needs foreign affairs experience. you know, she needs to preferably be a governor, and that some of the work barbara lee has done with keys to the governors mentioned, the idea that it wouldn't be acceptable for a woman to just get elected president from a senate position. she would need more than that. the highest level of credential where as we will accept a than a resume from a male candidate because he looks the part. >> we were talking about this at dinner that, you know, a male candidate they
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the globe as the best book of the year and for comparable honors by amazon, quill and wire, the "san francisco chronicle" to name just a few. "half-blood blues" is esi edugyan's second novel. the second life of samuel times was named one of 2004's books to remember the new york public library. he was nominated for the hurston wright legacy award and part of cannot's canada's new fiction program. of -- parents or as they say in nigeria the naming and parents, in calgary and making her home in victoria, esi edugyan has held residencies in spain, in iceland and in germany. she is a writer who the globe and mail says promises to leave -- lead black editor not only direction i haven't agree with that. for revocation, for her invocation of the time and a place that are entrenched in our imagination through the language that they use. even as they define our imagination and for her illumination of people upon whom to little historical or literary light has been shown. esi edugyan is awarded the anisfeld-wolf book award for fiction for her stunning and startling novel, "half-blood blues." [a
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
been here ever comparable honors by amazon, quote choir, the "san francisco chronicle" to name just a few. "half-blood blues" a edugyan is first second novel. and one of 2004's books to remember but the public library. nominated for the personal advocacy award award and part of the not fiction program. as a fan beloved nigeria. in calgary, making her in home now and the doria, edugyan in the with residents in spain, iceland and germany. she is a writer who says promises to leave but literature and the holder's direction. and i happen to agree with that. for each location, for her either occasion of the time and place that are entrenched in our imaginations, through the language that they use, even as they defy our imagination and for her elimination of people, upon whom to little historical or literary lake has been shown. esi edugyan is awarded the anisfield-wolf award for fiction for her startling and startling novel, "half-blood blues." [applause] these back ♪ >> and so, so honored to be receiving this award tonight, to be associated with this long distinct system an amazing writ
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
born. and then made his way to san francisco. and he decided, oh, i miss my family come and call them out again, only to leave them again, get the mistress pregnant again and my nana had a nervous breakdown. so that was the part that my father could not forgive. you abandon us once, but why did you call us out to san francisco? my father, i think the book, too, it has been healing for my father. he would never, if someone said ambrose's name, he left the room and would not talk about him. so this book, suddenly, my father's word is out there. i think it has been good for him. >> i think the story of forgiveness, the story of the sea end of realizing that they were fighting a storm at sea. the courage and the time gone by, there are still fishermen to go out. i think these people, the historical piece is a very difficult time. we barely survived when they came home and they were so hard-working. they just never gave up. the women would raise their children in a much simpler way. they have gardens and for me, it was something that i learn learned from. they worked very hard to surv
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 9:30pm EDT
chickens? >> i am raising chickens. >> at your home in the strisk san francisco. >> and there are fifteen of them. and a rooster who has a name of howie. i named him after howard zimmerman who was a great friend we lost last year. i love raising them. they are great wonderful beings. >> what y are you raising chickens. what attracted you? >> they are part of my growing up. and i had lost touch with them. i needed to be back on the farm, back with farm animals that i had known as a child because i wanted to reaffirm my relationship to really the animal world. >> alice walker you have written with a what twenty books? >> thirty something. >> when people see you they immediately go to the color purple. >> yes. how do you feel about that? >> i think it's my ancestors doing. i credit my ancestors many ways with the success of the book. i did it out of a love for them. and i feel they think, she took good care of us in the book. i haven't heard any claimant from them. i think they want to take care of me by being this signal to other people that here is someone who is writing, and so i feel ver
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2012 10:00am EDT
are an entirely different beast. these are the people who, the typical tree-hugging, san francisco liberals, progressives. that's who we're talking about. these are the people who are interested in not just economic outcomes, but also social outcomes. so whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex, progressives are interested in talking about whether or not you can put salt on your french fries and whether or not you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example of a progressive. he's banning currents in new york city. that -- cups in new york city. so that's what we're talking about. the eyedology of the left, the progressive ideology. so what are some myths that are commonly held by today's progress i haves? we've got about five myth, but we tend to focus on the first two because those are where the big, juicy ideas, the bad ideas are, actually. one is that natural things are good. two, unnatural things are bad. three, unchecked science will destroy us. four, science is only relative anyway. and, five, science is on our side. okay. the fi
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
door stole $1,000 and a car and drove away with his mistress and made his way to san francisco then decided high a miss my family but then left again and got the mistress pregnant again then my grandmother had a breakdown again. there has been some healing process is somebody said the name ambrose's he would leave the room. this book suddenly my father's story is out there. it is good for him. the story of forgiveness of this the, realizing when they were fighting the storm , the courage fishermen still go out to but it was a difficult time they were so hard-working. the women could raise their children so the courage and integrity that we could learn from pay it worked
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
generation. hiram johnson, of whom i'm speaking, was a young lawyer in san francisco who was could upon to take over a corruption case against the city's mayor and some co-conspirators in a bribery scandal. he took over the case, he was second chair of the case at the outset but took over the first chair when the lead prosecutor was shot in the head in court by a dismissed juror. law students, take note. [laughter] it -- johnson made his name in that case and went on to serve as governor of california and to spearhead a singular political movement in the state's history which was the rise of the california progressives. the progressives were, by today's definitions, a bit of a hybrid, and they are sometimes also misunderstood. they were importantly not populist. it was not a pop list movement per se. they were largely middle class men, many were -- many ran small businesses. their principal target of their reform efforts was the southern pacific whose political influence they deplored and which kept them -- which shut them out of business. they loathed corruption and vice, they wer
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 8:45pm EDT
person or engineer. but we need to go up to the west coast and help the folks in l.a. and san francisco and seattle to understand this. and that can all be done so it has a permanent purpose, especially when it's in new york, as a major attraction when the spring break comes and kids come from the eighth grade, it will just really keep this in the heart. so i make that prediction, and i'm going to be talking to you, since you're my neighbor, about this in terms of this coming fall after ringling brothers brr barnum and bailey's circus is over on november 6th. >> thank you. thank you. i gave you my business card because i know you have some existential connections with the lord, and please pray for the book this week. we gave guidance to the writers. if you had ten minutes in front of an eighth grade clarks what would you tell them? what would you tell them about leadership? what did you experience over the last ten years, and how can we use this book to inspire young people to do great things? so all of those parents and grandparents out there, this is the back of choice. for that teenager
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
are the people, the typical tree hugging san francisco liberals, that is who we are talking about. people who are interested not just in economic outcomes but social outcomes. whereas conservatives are interested in talking about drugs and sex progressives are interested in talking about whether you can put salt in your french fries and whether you can have a plastic bag or drink a soda. michael bloomberg, great example. that is what we are talking about, that ideology of left, the progressive ideology. what are some myths commonly held by today's progressives? we have five myths but we tend to focus on the first two because those of the jews the ideas. one is that natural things are good. and unnatural things are bad. and checked science will destroy us. science is only relative anyway and science is on our side. the first one -- we won't have much time to get into these. if you want to get my book you will learn all about them. we will talk mostly about the most famous progressive today, president barack obama. his resume when it comes to science. to give you an idea why these m
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
which children, babies grow up. i spent a lot of time with a pediatrician in san francisco who is watching how to improve environments for kids but a lot of folks also take place in schools dealing with adolescence when those qualities become character. in different ways, different educator's from a chess teacher in brooklyn to a private school principal in new york city to mentors working in the highest poverty neighborhood in chicago, trying to give students the sort of support and help they need to do better in this realm. mostly we don't quite know how to teach these francs, how to help kids improve. what i write about in this book is an experiment, new innovative ideas that might be able to help kids do better in this dimension and in the process help them do better in high school and college and life. >> i am going to follow up beach author's introduction with one quick question and get to the next topic. you wrote a book a few years ago while you were reporting for the new york times on the harlem children -- you wrote a book called however it takes, and we very aggressivel
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
to san francisco for a year, get a job," and my mother... c-span: right from ireland. >> guest: straight from ireland, from county cork. it used to sound very romantic to me. now it sounds really impulsive. my mom had one child at that point, so they went for what was going to be a year and they ended up staying there. they're still there. my mom fell in love with california and... c-span: how many kids in the family? >> guest: six -- five girls, one boy. c-span: and then where did you go to college? >> guest: i went to college at berkeley, which is across the bay from where i was raised. my step-daughter's is there now c-span: studied what? >> guest: i studied rhetoric and economics. i started out being an economics major because i thought i wanted to go to law school, discovered, in fact, that i really loved the study of rhetoric, which is one of the the most ancient faculties, and decided to just do both. c-span: and how did you get to the washington post? >> guest: well, my senior year at berkeley i did an internship at newsweek magazine in their san francisco bureau. and i
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 9:00pm EDT
, and they do -- camp, and they do it every year as -- there was a bow hemoyang club in san francisco, and it hosted this con fab of corporate decision makers, government luminaries, diplomats, very, very important people. probably the equivalent today of, you know, some of the big events that happen in aspen and out, you know, when you see folks in shirt sleeves kind of rubbing elbows with each other. so jackson actually was coming out in august of that year, 1952, to do that. and so his professor said, you know, first he asked jackson would you come and there was a groundbreaking at the law school, would you come out and speak at that? the professor agreed. and then the professor said i'm going to arrange for you to meet him. now, the interesting thing is rehnquist did meet him and met with jackson, and jackson just kind of, didn't even really interview him. he talked -- rehnquist had a swedish ancestry which he talked about a lot, was kind of a talking point of his always. so jackson got off on this tangent of talking about his swedish clients that he had had and told rehnquist some sto
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
present, where is he located in this time? >> guest: he's a pathologist in the san francisco area doing lots of other things--climbing all sorts of mountains around the world, still being an adventurer, but always thinking about this flu and always reading everything he could about influenza and molecular biology and wondering when would the time be right for him to go back again to alaska and try to do something to find out about this virus? c-span: so we jumped from '51 up to 1995? >> guest: right, yeah. c-span: and you mentioned jeffrey taubenberger... >> guest: right. c-span: ... who was out here at the pathology institute. >> guest: institute--armed forces institute of pathology. c-span: is he a military man? >> guest: no, he's not. c-span: he's a civilian. >> guest: he's a civilian. c-span: and what's his background? is he a medical doctor? >> guest: yeah, he is. he got a md, phd degree, so he's both a medical doctor and also was trained as a phd scientist. he--he had just--he just sort of stumbled into this kind of a career. he's a--he's a brilliant man who always asks the right
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm EDT
a boeheim em club in san francisco that hosted this concept of corporate decision-makers, government luminaries and diplomats. very important people in and probably the equivalent today of some of the big events, when you see folks and shirtsleeves rubbing elbows with each other. so jackson actually was coming out in august of that year to do that. and so, his professor said first he asked jackson would he come to the groundbreaking of the law school and then the professor surprise rehnquist by saying i will arrange for you to meet him. the interesting thing is that rehnquist did meet him and he met with jackson and jackson just kind of didn't even really interview him. rehnquist had a swedish ancestry, which he had talked about a lot and it was a talking point of his always. so jackson got off on this tangent of talking about his swedish clients that he had and told rehnquist some stories and rehnquist really didn't get a chance to really talk about himself very much. heated really think he had done a very good job in the interview and jackson thanked him and said it was nice to mee
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
, very politically active, a san francisco writer who wrote tales of the city. these are the living writers that i write about. >> are we post the writers yet? >> good question. not quite yet. i think people would like it to be. it is still a subject that makes most readers uncomfortable. all of these gay characters. but people are still uncomfortable about it in books. i'm not sure why. maybe it's a book that's literally in her face. it is a little too unnerving. where it is easier where someone is on the stage or on tv. so it hasn't quite, we are not completely assimilated but maybe that's a good thing. it's good to be a little different to mix things up. and we are still mixing things up. so we still have the writers and we have african american writers, we still have women authors. which is a good thing. people have to acknowledge that even though it is an african-american writer, anybody can read them. they are telling stories that should interest anyone. they need to escape the idea of leaders that only gays would want to read about days or only african-americans who want to r
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